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Latham & Watkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834
United States

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Courtenay Myers Lima is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Myers Lima is a member of the Corporate Department and the Capital Markets and Financial Regulatory practices. She has broad US and international experience advising financial institutions on public and private capital markets offerings, regulatory matters and corporate governance. She also advises global financial institutions in connection with hybrid capital and other structured product transactions. Additionally, she has experience with international equity and debt offerings.


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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

The largely New York-based at Latham & Watkins LLP impresses with its ‘breadth and depth of knowledge‘, and is able to tap into significant international financial services regulatory expertise as a result of having lawyers based in key financial centres, including a team in London that is growing rapidly. Its clients include traditional banks, broker-dealers and fintech entities and it handles both standalone advisory matters and regulatory issues associated with transactions in the sector. Benefiting from an ‘immense amount of knowledge and experience‘, Alan Avery  is able to ‘provide a valuable perspective‘ to domestic and foreign banks on the impact of US federal and state banking laws on their global operations. Avery is particular adept at assisting foreign banks on US bank regulatory requirements related to entry or expansion of existing operations in the US market. As well as representing Bank of China on its US resolution planning requirements, he provides the regulatory overlay to National Bank of Canada’s subsidiary Fiera Capital on its US financial services M&A mandates. Dana Fleischman has an ‘excellent reputation‘ on the broker-dealer front; she recently advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the regulatory aspects associated with the sale of its global research index platform to Intercontinental Exchange. As part of his wide-ranging practice, Stephen Wink has developed significant expertise on the regulatory aspects of work at the intersection of fintech and broker-dealer law; he is advising peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange Airswap on the various regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrency exchanges in a domestic and global context. Other recommended practitioners include Washington DC-based partner Todd Beauchamp, who heads the payments practice, and Courtenay Myers Lima, who has a focus on broker-dealer matters. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise indicated.

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Latham & Watkins LLP has ‘a deep bench of multidisciplinary experts‘ and is regarded by some of its peers as ‘perhaps the market-leading equity derivatives group‘. Indeed, the team is among the market’s most active equity derivative groups on the issuer side and the manager side. Rafal Gawlowski is a key contact for equity-linked derivatives. Another figure in the team is Courtenay Myers Lima, ‘a trusted business partner‘, who specializes in linked notes transactions. Myers Lima acted for Credit Suisse, as issuer, in multiple index-linked notes issuances, and also assisted several foreign banking groups with regulatory matters associated with their US operations. The team also has experience in the development of proprietary trading indices. Also recommended is Melissa Alwang, who specializes in leveraged finance.